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Mittwoch, 1. Juni 2016

A Vintage Tag with much Crackle

Hello all, welcome to my blog!
It´s June already, can you believe?! A new month means a new challenge over at Country View Challenges. This month I have the honor to host this challenge and we want to see "Crackle" somewhere on your project!

I made a tag with different crackle mediums. I love crackles, they are so mystic anyhow ;-).

For my tag I used 3 different crackle mediums: Texture Crackle, Crackle Glaze and Crackle Accents.
After coating my tag with matte medium, I started with Crackle Texture, which I mixed with mica powder gold - well, it didn´t turn out that golden, that I imagined and when it dried, the cracks were not that visible I wanted. But I like it the way it is!
 When the paste was still wet, I put in some tiny little clock gears (they are soo cute, aren´t they?!), old lace and some clear gems. After drying I added some 13@rts Ayeeda Mist in Chalk Woodbine. After this was dry, I brushed Antiquing Creme Raw Umber over the surface and wiped the most of it with a baby wipe off. 

To get some more crackle effect, I added randomly Crackle Glaze and left it over night to let it dry. In the morning I was happily surprised, that at the parts, where the crackle glaze were added, the woodbine mist was so much more visible! A lovely effect!

The next step was to matte my picture , one of a Vintage Ephemeria, with the same paper. First I cut some leftover pretty paper into stripes, distressed and colored the edges with DI gathered twigs and glued it onto the tag.  I added some of the same lace frome the background and some thread. I distessed the edges of the picture too and colored the with DI gathered twigs, then I gave a small amount of Crackle Accents on two edges of it - love, how it turned out!

I cut out the word adventure from an acetate, which was the back of a Prima flowers package - never throw away anything, we can use it all ;-)

Now I glued some diecut leaves and a rolled rose I made ages ago. 
The final touch was made with DecoArt media fluid acrylics in metallic gold (it´s one of my favourite golds), which I dry brushed over parts of the surface and the rose and last but not least the lace on top came into place.

Well, I hope, you like my tag and all the crackles! 
Come back in two days, I will share my second Crackle project with you!
May be you will find time to join our challenge over at Country View Challenges!

Thank you for your visit today!


  1. Beautiful vintage tag, Evelyn, and thank you for the great theme!!! Hugs

  2. A fabulous vintage tag and beautifully crackled Evelyn, love the inclusions and perfect matting for you fabulous photo xxx

  3. This is such a great theme Evelyn and your tag is so beautifully crackled.I love it x

  4. Great theme Evelyn, your tag is outstanding. The textures and layering are beautiful, the crackles are fantastic, and I love the white sentiment on acetate.

  5. I adore this Evelyn. Wonderful mood and textures! X

  6. Beautiful Vintage tag, the textures are great and look authentically old and distressed. I love the embedded cogs and jewels and the crackle(s) are perfect Evelyn.

  7. Wow Evelyn this is beautiful, so much texture, and I love your vintage image xx

  8. this is beautiful Evelyn - I love all the textures and colours and layers - yummilicious - big hugs rachel x

  9. oh evelyn this is just gorgeous... i love all the detail and a fabulous layout too x

  10. Absolutely magical tag - I love everything about it... the colours, the composition, the distressed fabric and threads, and those wonderful embedded watch parts.
    Alison x

  11. Wow...Great background,loove this!!!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous tag, great details and fab techniques. Love this. xx

  13. Where to begin with all these fabulous details? The crackled photo is my favorite detail, along with the white acetate sentiment. The gold on your handmade rose is beautiful and the background stunning! Amazing!